Patient and Carer Involvement from NHS

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS is looking at ways to involve patients and carers in shaping future healthcare services. Involving patients, carers and their families in making decisions about…

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Third Sector Trends in North East England 2020

The Community Foundation has released the latest Third Sector Trends Study which shine a light on how charities and community organisations in North East England may fare after Covid-19. This…

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Five North Tyneside groups receive the Queens Award for Voluntary Service

This year sees a record number of groups in North Tyneside being honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the…

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Skills for People’s keeping people connected service North Tyneside

Many people with learning disability and /or autism will become increasingly vulnerable during the current Covid-19 crisis. If you come across vulnerable people, then please refer them to the new…

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New Diabetes UK Befriending Circle & Facebook group

Over the past few weeks the Diabetes UK volunteer team has been working hard to extend their Cumbria Befriending Circle for people with diabetes into the North East. The befriending…

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Eggstatic over ASDA donation

VODA’s Core Services Manager Keith Hardy had a little trip over to ASDA Benton today to collect a very generous donation of around 200 Easter Eggs from the team there.…

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Suicide Prevention website launches to support the North East and North Cumbria

The North East and North Cumbria Suicide Prevention Network is a regional partnership of organisations and individuals, collaborating across different agencies and communities, to help enhance and support all suicide…

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North Tyneside comes together to provide a lifeline from the community

Press release from North Tyneside Council 28.04.20 North Tyneside Council launched its dedicated Covid-19 support hub last month for those in need of immediate help and support and who can’t…

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Latest Blog: VODA’s COVID-19 Response

Our Chief Officer, Robin Fry, blogs about VODA’s COVID-19 response: “To say I’m proud of the response to the COVID-19 outbreak by VODA’s staff and volunteers would be a huge…

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Cedarwood Trust – supporting the local community during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we live and work dramatically over a very short period of time. Many organisations are understandably struggling to adapt to these new challenges, however…

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North Tyneside support hub launched for those most at risk

A service has been launched in North Tyneside to help those affected by coronavirus – and has already been helping those most in need. North Tyneside Council has set up…

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North of Tyne agrees new partnership with charity sector to aid recovery

North of Tyne politicians have struck an agreement with representatives of the voluntary, community, and social enterprise (VCSE) sector to assist in the region’s recovery from the Coronavirus pandemic. The…

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North East VCSE COVID-19 online community

VONNE and the North East Local Infrastructure Organisations (LIOs) have set up an online community via Knowledge Hub to provide a platform for VCSE organisations to communicate with each other…

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VCSE Supporting Response to COVID-19

VODA is working closely with North Tyneside Council and Health Services to provide a coordinated response to the current situation. As part of this we are working with North Tyneside…

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Volunteer telephone call handlers wanted for COVID-19 support

Dreamshine Community Interest Company is looking for volunteers for their COVID-19 telephone helpline. The helpline (0300 3658554) covers all of North Tyneside and is for anyone feeling overwhelmed, lonely, anxious,…

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VODA launches COVID-19 volunteering opportunities

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak we are scaling up our Good Neighbours volunteering project to help address the needs of our local communities across North Tyneside. We are seeking…

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VODA Funding Fair postponed until further notice

Due to recent developments around the increased infection rate of coronavirus VODA has decided to postpone the Funding Fair we had planned for Wednesday 22 April at the Linskill Centre…

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Responding to Coronavirus

In the face of the current COVID-19 pandemic charities and communities groups across the country are pulling out all the stops to support some of our most vulnerable residents whilst…

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Working With the VCS: how can we make North Tyneside an even safer place to live?

The March 2020 Working With the VCS event, hosted by Whitley Bay Big Local, focused on the vital work of voluntary and community organisations in creating safe, cohesive and resilient…

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Not for Profit Managers’ Toolkit

The Not For Profit Managers’ Toolkit is a six module training programme led by Mark Butcher Associates. The programme is designed to give not for profit managers high level skills…

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Community lift off at Battle Hill

The Linskill Trusts’s engAGE (55+) and Encompass (adult provision) programmes were officially launched last week, with over 80 people defying the inclement weather to attend the Open Day at Battle…

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Forest Hall YPC seeks new volunteers

Forest Hall YPC is a registered charity based at East Palmersville Sports Pavilion. It is home to Forest Hall Football Club and Forest Hall Boxing Club. It is a very…

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Northumbria University academics seek over 65’s for Healthy Ageing research

Researchers from Northumbria University are asking adults aged 65 or over to spare some time to help with their latest research into reducing loneliness in older people and improving function…

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Happy to Chat in North Tyneside

We were delighted with the success of the Happy to Chat launch in North Shields at the end of January. We had a range of different people and organisations get…

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Supporting someone living with Dementia sessions

North Tyneside Carers’ Centre is running free sessions which can help improve your knowledge of Dementia and understand how to support someone living with it. What will the sessions cover?…

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Invitation to join the North Tyneside SIGN Directory

Help us end loneliness in North Tyneside and become part of the SIGN Directory! The SIGN Directory is an online directory of community services and events for the residents of North Tyneside.…

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Wallsend Park Bowling Club seeking new members

Wallsend Park Bowling Club is based at Richardson Dees Park in Wallsend. Bowls has been played on this site since 1900 and the club is keen to continue this tradition.…

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North Tyneside Learning Trust school Governor vacancies

North Tyneside Learning Trust is a collaboration of schools working in partnership with employers, universities and colleges to improve education and life chances for all children and young people. Although the…

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Volunteers sought to join the North Tyneside Independent Admission Appeals Panel

North Tyneside Council is currently recruiting people who are eligible to serve on its Independent Admission Appeals Panels. The panels consider appeals from parents whose children have been refused admission…

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New Happy to Chat scheme to launch in North Tyneside

VODA is working in collaboration with Whitley Bay Big Local and members of the SIGN Network, to develop ‘Happy to Chat’ schemes across North Tyneside to help reduce loneliness and…

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